Rainbow Sea Resort - Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach is fast becoming the new resort town on SE Queensland coast. It is aproximately 2½ hours from Brisbane Airport, 1½ hours by road to Noosa or less than an hour by beach. Hervey Bay domestic airport is 1½ hours away.
From Brisbane take the Bruce Highway heading north and look for a right hand turn as soon as you reach Gympie.
A much more enjoyable route is to take a 4WD along the beach north of Noosa turning off just before you reach the wreck of the Cherry Venture and then take a left turn to cut across the national park behind Double Island Point.
All driving on this route is on sand and can only be done in a 4WD at low tide with the tyres let down. To reach the beach north of Noosa you have to take the ferry at Tewantin which crosses the Noosa River at regular intervals during the day.
A copy of the tide times is very useful as many adventurers have come unstuck by going at the wrong time.